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#31 Champions of Nothing

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:20 PM

Ummm, Bertuzzi, Bryan McCabe and Jarkko Ruutu for an over-the-hill Trevor Linden???

And, despite what people here think, the Bertuzzi/Luongo trade was rather equal. People only say it was lop-sided because Luongo signed long-term with us afterwards, whereas, Bertuzzi got injured and only played a handful of games before being traded a second time. So, all in all, they ended up getting Shawn Mattias, Nick Spalling and conditional 2nd - for Luongo.

Now, I ask you...

Do you think we could get the equivalent of Spaling, Mattias and a pick for Luongo today???

Iffy at best...

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 09:06 PM

we might not be able to get that kind of return again, but the way the owners would look at it, how much revenue did they recive from luongo winning games, advancing in the playoffs, and then all the merch revenue? Not to mention we also got krijeck/SOB in the deal. And shirokov as well if he'd stayed
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:35 PM

we might not be able to get that kind of return again, but the way the owners would look at it, how much revenue did they recive from luongo winning games, advancing in the playoffs, and then all the merch revenue? Not to mention we also got krijeck/SOB in the deal. And shirokov as well if he'd stayed



Wouldnt SOB be from Tampa?

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:37 PM

Still think Anaheim losing Aaron Rome is the biggest loss here.


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Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:39 PM

All of Mike Milbury's trades.

they had mike , and we had to get mike back
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:20 PM

I honestly think we will lose big on the Hodgson deal.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:00 AM

The title of this this thread should be "most lopsided trades". For Bruins fans, Cam Neely was one of the best trades in history.
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:03 AM

Dominik Hasek to Buffalo(From Chicago) for Stephan Beauregard and future considerations

Teemu Selanne to San Jose (From Anaheim) for Steve Sheilds (Went 9-20-2 with a 2.67 GAA and .907 Save%) and Jeff Friesen(Ended up haunting the Ducks 2 years later).

Doug Gilmour(Beast Mode engaged), Jamie Macoun, etc to Toronto(From Calgary) for Craig Berube, Alexander Godynyuk, Gary Leeman, Michel Petit and Jeff Reese

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:49 AM

How's this for a shifty, smart, shrewd GM?

In his teens, Guy Lafleur gained considerable recognition for his play as a member of the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, where he led his team to the Memorial Cup in 1971, scoring an amazing 130 regular season goals. At the time, Lafleur idolized Jean Béliveau and Bobby Orr.

The Habs' astute General Manager, Sam Pollock, was keen to find a way to trade to obtain the first overall pick in the 1971 amateur draft. He persuaded California Golden Seals owner Charlie Finley to trade the Seals' 1971 first-round pick and François Lacombe in return for Montreal's 1970 first-round pick and veteran Ernie Hicke. It turned out to be one of the most lopsided deals in NHL history. However, late in the 1970-71 season the Los Angeles Kings were in last place overall, behind the Seals. The Kings were in danger of "beating" the Seals out for last place, and if this happened Pollock would lose his first overall pick. Pollock cleverly traded the aging but still valuable Ralph Backstrom to the Kings for two insignificant players. Backstrom's presence lifted the Kings out of last place, and the Seals finished at the bottom, granting the Habs the first pick. Pollock hesitated between Lafleur and Marcel Dionne, but chose Lafleur with his overall no.1 pick.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 12:25 AM

Wouldnt SOB be from Tampa?

as far as I remember, Kraijick was traded for SOB, so we had Kmart for a year then SOB
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Posted 09 July 2012 - 07:06 AM

to me the most ridiculous trade was the Lindros trade. The flyers traded Forsberg and Ricci (4th overall) and a whole pile of other crap for a guy who needed to become the next Gretzky to honestly be worth it.

Its pretty hard to imagine needing to be as good as gretzky or Lemiuex to be worth the trade. Thats a huge leap of faith.

In hindsight, if this trade is for an 18 year old gretzky, the Flyers win the trade by a landslide. If its for an 18 year old Mario Lemiuex they still win the trade by a noticable amount.

I would argue the Lindros package would have to have yielded something like Gordie Howe to be considered even.
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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:27 AM

The Flames trade Doug Gilmour, Jamie Macoun, Kent Manderville, Ric Nattress, Rick Wamsley to Calgary for Gary Leeman and scraps.


Would this be considered insider trading?

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:18 AM

Eric Lindros to Philadelphia pretty much gave the Nordiques / Avalanche the Cup.

Sort of forgotten in that trade was the first round draft pick included, who was Thibault, who was traded for Patrick Roy.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 09:58 PM

Naslund trade should be in there too

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:00 PM

The Gretzky trade was for financial reasons. It does not belong in the top 10.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:13 PM

That's tough... Here's mine.

10.
To Washington: Jaromir Jagr, Frantisek Kucera

To Pittsburgh: Kris Beech, Ross Lupaschuk, Michal Sivek


9.
To Vancouver: Roberto Luongo, Lukas Krajieck, 6th (Sergei Shirokov)

To Florida: Todd Bertuzzi, Bryan Allen, Alex Auld


8.
To San Jose: Joe Thornton

To Boston: Wayne Primeau, Marco Sturm, Brad Stuart


7.
To St.Louis: Brett Hull, Steve Bozek

To Calgary: Rom Ramage, Rick Wamsley


6.
To Vancouver: Markus Naslund

To Pittsburgh: Alek Stojanov


5.
To Boston: Cam Neely

To Vancouver: Barry Pederson, 1st Round Pick (Glen Wesley)


4.
To New Jersey: 1st Round Pick (Scott Niedermayer)

To Toronto: Tom Kurvers


3.
To Ottawa: Zdeno Chara, Bill Muckalt, 1st Round Pick (Jason Spezza)

To New York: Alexi Yashin


2.

To Chicago: Pit Martin, Jack Norris, Gille Marotte


To Boston: Phil Esposito, Ken Hodge, Fred Stanfield


1.
To LA: Wayne Gretzky, Marty McSorley, Mike Krushelnyski

To Edmonton: Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, 3 1st Round Picks (Martin Ruckinsky, Nick Stajduhar, Jason Miller), $15 Million Dollars



A lot of good examples
Up until Your post, I was wondering how come there was no mention of Your #1 pick involving the most productive Player in History for plugs

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:58 PM

A lot of good examples
Up until Your post, I was wondering how come there was no mention of Your #1 pick involving the most productive Player in History for plugs


So are you saying mine is bad or good...??

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:39 AM

The Forsberg - Lindros deal was a pretty bad one for Philly. Sure, Lindros was great but if you're looking at his injuries and all and look at what Colorado got out of the deal you can't really argue which of the teams profited the most from the trade.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:32 PM

So are you saying mine is bad or good...??


Except for Your #10
I think most are good choices
I especially agree with Your choice for #1

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:35 PM

Except for Your #10
I think most are good choices
I especially agree with Your choice for #1


I don't know man that Jagr deal is pretty crappy.


Jagr for a few plugs. Yikes. And that was after he had already proven himself as a great player.

But yeah imo the Gretzky deal is defiantly the worst.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:29 PM

Booth to VAN for Samuelsson, Sturm.

This wasn't a bad trade for the cats at the time but since they didn't reisign either sammy or sturm they basically gave up a 30 goal scorer for free!


O man your a dumb-ass! 4.25 million for a 30 goal scorer? He score 30 once that does not make him a 30 goal scorer, it makes him a dude that score 30 goals once. It free up cap space and it will allow flordia to more then likely absorb luo's contract. Ballard as well was a bad trade. we now have taken on 8.5 million from Florida and they lost all the players they got sure, but have more cap space.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:23 PM

Booth to VAN for Samuelsson, Sturm.

This wasn't a bad trade for the cats at the time but since they didn't reisign either sammy or sturm they basically gave up a 30 goal scorer for free!


Are you joking?

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:41 PM

Geoff Courtnall for John Kordic. GC was on the Leafs, but can't remember where Kordic came from. Think it was St. Louis. To Lazy to come up with 9 more. Peace.

Edited by JohnLennon, 11 July 2012 - 09:42 PM.





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